Cannot find ruuvi tag with Nexus 7 (2012)

I received my 3 ruuvi tags and have Nexus 7 (2012) model with Android 5.1.1.

  • Powered on ruuvi, blinking green.
  • On Nexus, enabled: bluetooth, location, and nearby notifications. Nothing appears for nearby notifications.
  • Installed suggested “nRF Connect”, but it fails to find anything
  • checking Device Info shows
"Bluetooth adapter disabled"
"Bluettooth low energy supported: No"
"Native HID supported: No"

This Nexus 7 is the only bluetooth device I have. Is there anyway to access the ruuvi tag?

Sorry, no. Seems that the device is not compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy (4+) beacons.

The Nexus 7 (2012) has bluetooth. The wikipedia description clearly overlooks the fact that I have a nice option in the settings to turn it off/on as needed. Even show the little bluetooth logo in the top icon/notification bar. It was there with the original OS and each update through to 5.1.

It has, yes, but it’s Bluetooth 3.0 not 4 which is totally different. I didn’t check this further but it’s what Wikipedia says.

There is Bluetooth classic and then there is the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). You need to check to see if your Nexus 7 supports BLE 4.2.

It doesn’t. Only the newer 2013 version of Nexus 7 supports BLE (aka Bluetooth Smart).

Well that’s a bugger.